ARRMA 1/8 KRATON 2018 6S BLX Brushless 4WD RTR

Tower Stock# ARAD81**  •  Manufacturer Stock# ARAD81**
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Notes from our tech department:
This is the Electric Powered, 2.4GHz Radio Controlled 1/8th scale,
Ready to Run Kraton 6S BLX Speed Truck from ARRMA.

The version of the Kraton 6S BLX released in October 2017
(ARAD81LG, ARAD81LR) features the following differences and upgrades;

**New Larger Battery Tray w/Wire Routing Clip & area for Balance Plug**
**Radio Box w/Rubber Wire Seals & Receiver Plate**
**Aluminum Top & Bottom Shock Caps & Preload Adjusters**
**Larger Diameter 0.16" (4mm) Shock Shafts & New High Spring Perches**
**Additional Webbing Added to Bulkheads for Greater Strength**
**Stronger Servo Mount for Better Steering Feel**
**Updated Chassis Braces Attach Directly to Chassis**
**Lightweight Plastic Shock and Roll Bar Pivot Balls**
**Added Material Around Front Suspension Arms for Greater Strength**

FEATURES

Chassis: 0.12" (3mm) thick aluminum, black in color
Drive: Four wheel with CVD driveshafts
Radio: Tactic TTX300 2.4GHz 2-channel with ADS-15M waterproof
steering servo, 208oz/in (15kg/cm) torque
Motor: BLX4074 2050Kv 4-pole brushless (ARAG2000)
ESC: Waterproof BLX185 150A 6S with built-in cooling fan, and male
XT90 connector
Radio Box: New design routes ESC & receiver wires through a rubber
seal to avoid pinching when lid is replaced, receiver is attached
to a plate that slots into receiver box base, one-piece rubber
seal seals out water and dirt
Shocks: 16mm red anodized aluminum body, oil filled, aluminum top
and bottom caps, 0.16" (4mm) diameter shaft, new high spring perch
Shock Towers: 0.20" (5mm) thick aluminum, black in color
Suspension: Pivot ball with anti-roll bar
Differentials: Three metal gear
Roll Cage: Composite internal
Body: Trimmed and painted polycarbonate, nylon rear wing
Motor Mount: Aluminum
Battery Tray: From the Outcast 6S, with front to back battery strap,
wire routing clips, balance plug stowage, higher sides for better
fit, and front upper cap that adjusts to battery height when
battery strap is tightened
Tires: dBoots Minokawa, width: 3.3" (85mm), diameter: 6.2" (157mm)
Wheels: Five split spoke, black in color 17mm hex, diameter: 3.8"
(97mm), width 2.6" (66mm)
Camber: Adjustable front and rear, camber refers to the angle of the
tops of the tires from vertical when viewed from front or behind
vehicle
Caster: Adjustable, caster/toe-in refers to the angle of the front
suspension when viewed from the side of the car in relation to
the chassis
Warranty: Two year limited warranty beginning at date of purchase

INCLUDES

RTR Kraton 6S BLX Speed Truck with Painted Body, 2.4GHz Radio,
Waterproof Steering Servo and Receiver Box, BLX185 ESC, 2050Kv
Brushless Motor, 12T Pinion Gear, Instruction Manual. two XT90
Battery Connectors and Bridging Wire for single pack use

REQUIREMENTS

AA Batteries: Four for transmitter
LiPo Battery: Two 2-3S 5000mAh 35C minimum LiPo with XT90
connector, Duratrax 11.1V 5000mAh 35C batteries
recommended, or one 4-6S LiPo battery
Battery Charger: To match selected battery
LiPo charging sack, building & track equipment

SPECIFICATIONS

Vehicle-
_ Length: 24 in (590mm)
Width: 18.5 in (470mm)
Height: 7.5 in (195mm)
Wheelbase:14.9 (378mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.3 in (33mm)
Weight: 9.15lb (4.5kg)
Maximum Battery Tray Dimensions: 6.22 x 2.76 x 1.89"
(158 x 70 x 49mm)

Body-
Length: 18.6" (472mm)
Width: 8" (203mm) behind front wheels, narrowest point
Width: 10.03" (255mm) at rear wheels, widest point
Height: 6.25" (159mm)

COMMENTS

Available in the following body color schemes;
Green/Black, ARAD81LG
Red/Black, ARAD81LR

COMMENTS

For replacement ball bearings use:
Qty. Size Location Qty. Bearing Set
2 15x21mm F&R Inner Hubs 1 ARAC3162
2 8x16mm F&R Inner Hubs 1 ARAC3156
2 5x10mm Idler Gear 1 ARAC3200
2 5x10mm Input Shaft 1 ARAC3200
2 10x15mm Diff Gear 1 ARAC3202
6 8x16mm Fr, Ctr & R Diffs 3 ARAC3156

The BLX185 ESC was set from factory to default to a LiPo battery
mode.
If any adjustments such as recalibration were made, check to see
that the battery mode has not been inadvertently set to NiMH mode.
Follow these steps to verify battery mode;
1. Raise the vehicle chassis so that the wheels are not touching
anything.
2. With the battery or batteries charged and connected to the
vehicle's ESC leads, switch on the transmitter and then switch
on the vehicle. If a green LED flashes once the ESC is in LiPo
mode. If there is no LED flash on the ESC, and a pulsing noise
is made by the motor, the ESC is in NiMH mode. If you intend to
use LiPo batteries DO NOT operate ESC in NiMH mode, the
batteries may be damaged.

To switch ESC from NiMH mode to LiPo mode perform the following
steps;
1. Connect battery, switch on transmitter, press and hold set
button and turn on ESC. The red LED will flash.
2. Keep holding set button until green LED flashes. The number of
flashes represents the variable number of attributes being
programmed.
3. To enter the battery mode programming function, release the set
button when one green LED flashes.
4. Press the set button to change battery mode between LiPo and
NiMH. One RED LED flash indicates ESC is set to LiPo mode.
5. To save setting, switch ESC off.

ajw 1-30-14
jAM 11/03/15
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updt jxs 04/03/17
updated tlc 10/12/17
updt jxs 10/20/17

Resources
See Tower Catalog page 79.
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